Signal Overlapping Meeting Times
Original Publication Date: 1986-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
This enhancement to the PROFS Program Product would signal the user when a conflict occurs when scheduling a meeting. When a user is sent a notice of a meeting, PROFS allows the user to add the meeting notice to his personal calendar by pressing a single program function key. If the times of the meeting overlap with a previously scheduled event, the user will not be informed. With the enhancement, this application would detect the conflict and when such an overlap occurred, display a single screen to the user which would show all the events for the day in question. The user would then have the option of re-scheduling certain events so that the time overlap does not occur, or he may simply file the update, allowing the conflict to exist on his schedule.